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Bart Cummings Archive

Bart Cummings was an Australian racehorse trainer who won The Melbourne Cup a record twelve times. Bart Cummings was born in South Australia in 1927, the son of the accomplished trainer Jim Cummings. He began his career working for his father as a strapper received his trainer licence in 1953. His first significant win came in 1958, when he won the South Australian Derby, the same year he bought his first yearling. Cummings won his first Trainer's Premiership in the 1965–1966 season and achieved his first Melbourne Cup victory in 1965, as well as the Adelaide, Caulfield, Sandown, Sydney, Brisbane and Queen's cups. In 1968, Cummings opened stables, now called Saintly Lodge, at Flemington in Melbourne, home of the Flemington Racecourse. Later that year, he won the Trainer's Premiership in both Victoria and South Australia, a feat which he would replicate in the 1969 and 1970 seasons. In 1990, Cummings-trained racehorse ‘Kingston Rule’ won the 1990 Melbourne Cup in a record time of 3:16:3, which remains unbeaten. To date, Cummings has achieved 266 Group 1 victories and more than 762 stakes victories, with his latest stakes win in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes which was won by Hallowed Crown at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 12 2014. In addition to his 12 Melbourne Cups, he has won the Caulfield Cup seven times, the Golden Slipper Stakes four times, the Cox Plate five times, the VRC Oaks nine times and the Newmarket Handicap eight times. Cummings was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1982 for his services to the racing industry. In 1991, he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. He was also an inaugural inductee into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. He died on August 30, 2015, aged 87.

SEPTEMBER 28, 1982: Footballer Ken Eustice inspecting...
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28 September, 1982
May 08, 1997: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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08 May, 1997
UNDATED: Australian racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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05 November, 1996
FEBRUARY, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Australian...
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01 February, 1992
MAY 15, 1993: ADELAIDE, SA. Racehorse trainer...
By Chris Mangan
15 May, 1993
APRIL 11, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Racehorse trainer...
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11 April, 1993
NOVEMBER 7, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer...
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07 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 5, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
By Darren Tindale
05 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 5, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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05 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 5, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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05 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 4, 1991: Aust racehorse trainer Bart...
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04 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 4, 1991: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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04 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 3, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer...
By Martin Jacka
03 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 3, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer...
By Martin Jacka
03 November, 1991
NOVEMBER 3, 1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer...
By Martin Jacka
03 November, 1991
OCTOBER 19, 1991: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
By News Ltd
19 October, 1991
1991: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
By Martin Jacka
01 January, 1991
NOVEMBER 7, 1990: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Jockey...
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07 November, 1990
NOVEMBER 6, 1990: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey Darren...
By Gary Graham
06 November, 1990
NOVEMBER 6, 1990: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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06 November, 1990
NOVEMBER 6, 1990: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
By Peter Ward
06 November, 1990
NOVEMBER 5, 1990: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
By Jay Town
05 November, 1990
APRIL 10, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. Racehorse trainer...
By Barry McKinnon
10 April, 1990
UNDATED: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer Bart...
By Bruce Howard
01 January, 1990
CIRCA 1989: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings at...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1989
CIRCA 1989: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings. (Photo...
By News Ltd
01 January, 1989
CIRCA 1984: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings. (Photo...
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01 January, 1984
NOVEMBER 6, 1979: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Trainer...
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06 November, 1979
NOVEMBER 6, 1979: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Owner...
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06 November, 1979
NOVEMBER 6, 1979: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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06 November, 1979
NOVEMBER 6, 1979: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Trainer...
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06 November, 1979
MARCH 30, 1979: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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30 March, 1979
MARCH 16, 1979: MELBOURNE, VIC. Racehorse trainer...
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16 March, 1979
NOVEMBER 1, 1977: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Sir John...
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01 November, 1977
NOVEMBER, 1977: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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01 November, 1977
1977: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings (c) before...
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01 January, 1977
JANUARY 7, 1976: Bart Cummings, Turf Trainer Sportman...
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07 January, 1976
NOVEMBER 4, 1975: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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04 November, 1975
OCTOBER, 1975: SYDNEY, NSW. Racehorse trainer...
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01 October, 1975
MAY 26, 1975: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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26 May, 1975
1975: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings being presented...
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01 January, 1975
1975: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings holding...
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01 January, 1975
NOVEMBER 5, 1974: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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05 November, 1974
NOVEMBER 5, 1974: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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05 November, 1974
NOVEMBER, 1974: Racehorse trainer Bart Cummings...
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01 November, 1974
APRIL 1, 1970: Princess Anne presents Bart Cummings...
By Graeme Fletcher
01 April, 1970
1968: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey John Miller, trainer...
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01 January, 1968
NOVEMBER 9, 1967: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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09 November, 1967
NOVEMBER 7, 1967: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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07 November, 1967
NOVEMBER 7, 1967: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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07 November, 1967
NOVEMBER 1, 1966: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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01 November, 1966
NOVEMBER 1, 1966: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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01 November, 1966
NOVEMBER 1, 1966: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Trainer...
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01 November, 1966
MARCH, 1966: Bart Cummings meets the Queen Mother...
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01 March, 1966
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey Roy Higgins...
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02 November, 1965
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey Roy Higgins...
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02 November, 1965
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey Roy Higgins...
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02 November, 1965
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey Roy Higgins...
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02 November, 1965
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: MELBOURNE, VIC. Trainer Bart...
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02 November, 1965
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: MELBOURNE, VIC. Jockey Roy Higgins...
By News Ltd
02 November, 1965
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